Liverpool are reported to have identified Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who is intent on securing a move away from the club in the summer transfer window.
According to Goal.com, Liverpool have made two attempts to sign Tevez on loan in recent seasons and are now prepared to make a formal offer for his services when the transfer period opens next month.
Tevez could reportedly be sold by Manchester City for as little as £7 million in order to not lose him for nothing next summer, with the Argentina international entering into the final year of his £220,000-a-week contract.
Juventus are reported to be in pole position to land the 29-year-old with claims Tevez has already agreed personal terms with the Serie A champions, although Liverpool retain a hope of bringing the former West Ham star to Anfield.
However, the issue of finance remains for Liverpool, with the Merseysiders unwilling to match his current salary with Manchester City, but instead ready to offer him closer to £100,000-a-week and the security of a long-term contract.
Liverpool have placed Tevez on a list of targets to replace Suarez should their demands be met for the Uruguay international, with the Reds maintaining they will not sell for any less than £50 million.
Udinese striker Luis Muriel is reported to be the top target for Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers should Suarez leave, with Tevez under consideration should they fail to land the Colombian.